The Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly agreed to a deal with Andre Drummond for a one-year minimum contract, filling a need for a backup big man.
That’s interesting considering Drummond’s new teammate, NBA MVP finalist Joel Embiid, has some history with the new center.
I own a lot of real estate in @andredrummondd head and I’m on my way to build more #Bum #TheProcess pic.twitter.com/Mrf2NcNL4r— Joel “Troel” Embiid (@JoelEmbiid) November 3, 2018
The two have gone back and forth at each throughout their time in the league together, as detailed here by SBNation. Embiid has consistently attacked Drummond’s skills, while the latter referenced to Embiid’s injuries as a reason to doubt the big man.
Now, the two are teammates in Philadelphia’s pursuit of a championship. The 76ers were the top seed in the East last season but failed to advance past the second round of the playoffs. Ben Simmons’ future with the organization is in question after a dismal performance against the Atlanta Hawks, but Embiid will still be around. And he’ll have to squash the beef with his new teammate if the team wants to be successful on the floor.